March 31, 2013

Book Review - How it all began by Penelope Lively

One old lady has a fall and her daughter cannot go to work as she has to look after her. From this one event, routines are broken, marriages fail, careers are changed and friendships are formed. Sit in for a comfortable ride as scenes from 'real' life unfold. Lively's prose is entertaining and lucid. Her characters are believably flawed and her plotting is delicate. Temptations exist but what should you do about them? How does one age well? Who is your family? I enjoyed this book very much.

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